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Delay to N59 upgrade is ‘farcical’ – Ó Cuív

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Éamon Ó Cuív says he’s ‘very concerned’ by the lack of progress being made on the N59 Oughterard to Clifden road over the past few months, citing a ‘lack of engagement between the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and Galway County Council’. Deputy Ó Cuív explained: ‘The delays to this project…

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Unemployment in West falls by 48%

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Figures released today by the Central Statistics Office show that the number of people unemployed in the West has fallen dramatically – from 36,700 in Quarter 2 of 2011 to 19,100 in Quarter 2 of 2016. Minister of State Seán Kyne said the 48% decrease was thanks to ‘careful management of the economy and the…

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Minister approves funding for 1916 archive

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Funding of €180,000 announced earlier this month will enable local authorities across the country to purchase book-stock commemorating 1916 Easter Rising. Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government Simon Coveney said: ‘It is expected that the additional stock will be available in libraries by this October and the public are encouraged to visit their local…

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Work on Oughterard sewerage scheme to start this month

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Construction of the new Oughterard Sewerage Scheme Plant is to start this month, as part of an overall €4.2 million investment in the area’s sewerage scheme. Works are being carried out by Loughrea company Glan Agua and are expected to take 12 months to complete. Improvements to the system will increase the capacity of the…

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Further funding to clear ‘invasive species’ from Corrib

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Minister Seán Kyne last week confirmed the decision of Inland Fisheries Ireland to continue funding the programme of managing and removing an invasive plant from Lough Corrib. The decision on August 9 means that funding for the removal of African Pond Weed from the lake will be continued when the current programme expires in October.…

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Further progress on Clifden school

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The signing of the contracts for the new school building in Clifden is ‘imminent’, according to Fine Gael Councillor Eileen Mannion. The tenders for the long-awaited project were returned to the design team on September 14, and they issued a detailed tender report to the Department of Education and Skills in early November. The design team…

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